Book on Clare couple’s IVF journey to be launched

Book on Clare couple’s IVF journey to be launched


A new book charts Co. Clare couple’s long struggle to be recognised as parents of their twins born through surrogacy.

‘Without A Doubt’ is a first-hand account that culminates with the recent landmark court ruling granting legal guardianship.

The book is an Irish Couple’s Journey Through IVF, Adoption and Surrogacy.

Fiona Whyte and Seán Malone live in Miltown Malbay with their children. Their efforts to adopt and then travel to India to seek surrogacy were the subject of RTÉ’s programme ‘Her Body, Our Babies’.

They are part-time farmers and are keenly interested in both GAA football and hurling. They are available for interview and comment on the issues raised in the book.

Written with profound honesty, Fiona and Seán tell a personal story story highlights the dire need for new legislation to provide for and protect Irish parents and their children born through surrogacy, and explores the complex legal, ethical and social issues created in this legal vacuum.

The book will be launched at Clancy’s Bar in Miltown Malbay on Saturday evening at 8pm.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.